Betty S. Hurd

CORTLAND – Betty S. Hurd, 79, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

Betty was born Sept. 29, 1934, in Southington, a daughter of the late Francis and Lillie B. “Dolly” Miller Smith.

Betty retired from GE as a tow motor operator and then worked at AVI after her retirement for 10 years.

She enjoyed quilting and traveling, but most of all enjoyed spending time with her family.

Betty leaves two sons, James (Cyndi) Townsend of Cortland and Michael (Donna) Townsend of Hartville; two daughters, Vicky Cairns of Hawaii and Robin (Kirk) Neuleib of Cortland; a niece who was like a daughter, Sharon (Larry) Bednar of Cortland; 11 grandchildren, Matthew, Steven , Jason, Heather, Cory , Nathan, Danny, Alyssa, Amanda, Natasha and Shawna; and seven great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Betty was preceded in death by four brothers, Leonard, Alton, Adelbert and Lee Smith; and one sister Adele “Lafon” Dawson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of American at, American Cancer Society at, or American Diabetes Association at, in Betty’s name.

It was Betty’s request not to have formal services but would like family and friends to take a moment to remember all the good times.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 N. Road N.E., Warren, OH 44483, 330-394-6200. This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at

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